New Wine in Old Bottle: Late-life Psychosis

Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0664, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093, USA.
The Psychiatric clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.87). 06/2011; 34(2):295-318, vii. DOI: 10.1016/j.psc.2011.02.008
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ABSTRACT Psychosis is common in late-life and exacts enormous costs to society, affected individuals, and their caregivers. A multitude of etiologies for late-life psychosis exist, the two most prototypical being schizophrenia and psychosis of Alzheimer disease (AD). As such, this article focuses on the nonaffective, neuropsychiatric causes of chronic psychosis in the elderly, specifically schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and the psychosis of AD and other dementias.

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